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Museum Exhibition Designer Lucy Bannyan, Architect Paul Berkemeier and Judy Kean the Museum's Director.
Museum exhibition designer Lucy Bannyan, architect Paul Berkemeier and Judy Kean the Museum’s director.

The $3 million expansion and upgrade of the Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah moved a step closer yesterday with a visit from the architect and designer.

Architect Paul Berkemeier and exhibition designer Lucy Bannyan (from design partnership Banyan Wood) put their seal of approval on the construction and presented concept designs for the displays.

Following a meeting with Tweed Shire Council’s Museum Advisory Committee, Mr Berkemeier said he was ‘very pleased with the way the building is looking’.

‘Bannyan Wood’s designs for internal display areas will work extremely well with the building and will give the museum very versatile and flexible options to display its collection,’ he said.

The museum’s director Judy Kean said the concept designs explored gave the museum some exciting new options in the way they display exhibitions in the expanded space.

‘We have a great diversity of collection items and well-designed displays are essential to provide exhibitions that are visually exciting and capture the imagination of visitors,’ Ms Kean said.

‘Bannyan Wood is a highly respected exhibition design partnership that has worked on a range of museum projects throughout Australia and we’re delighted to have its input to the Tweed Regional Museum.

‘Lucy has come up with ideas for the Tweed Regional Museum that will give us so many options for working with the collection – not just for the opening displays but into the future.’

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